A concerned Martinez citizen wrote to Claycord.com this week with an issue about an abandoned garbage can that won’t get picked up!
Here’s her story….
During my husband’s daily dog walk, he came across an abandoned garbage can full of what looks to be household hazardous waste. It’s located near the intersection of Elderwood Dr. & Beechwood Dr. in Martinez.
It was reported to the City of Martinez and to the Contra Costa County HazMat. Five days later we noticed the can still in place but it had been issued a citation for not having its wheels against the curb, container lid not being closed, and for being too close to cars/mailboxes, etc.!
This is a very naughty garbage can! If the can does not abide by the rules and the citation is ignored will it be subject to arrest and/or fined? Will that involve a court appearance? And if so how how will the garbage get to the courthouse without any wheels?
All sarcasm aside, this garbage can has been at the location site for well over a month, Contra Costa HazMat has been notifed, the City of Martinez has also been notified and here the mysterious garbage still sits oozing an unknown black known substance into the gutter.
It’s obviously abandoned, and it’s obvious those violations won’t be cleared up anytime soon, so can somebody please get rid of it?